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Archer Haefka Claims Gold at National Outdoor Championships

Nathaniel Haefka

Pennsylvania College of Technology freshman Nathaniel Haefka won the 2018 USA Archery National Outdoor Collegiate Championship in Men’s Bowhunter this past weekend in Newberry, Florida. Haefka highlighted a Penn College team that had four All-Americans and four more top-eight finishes.

“Nate has been strong all year and we thought he’d shoot well down here,” coach Chad Karstetter said. “We weren’t sure how he would handle the rough weather (wind and rain) we had to deal with since he’s a freshman, but he stepped up and performed great.”

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Practical Nursing Information Session to Be Held June 21

Excellent career opportunities for licensed practical nurses exist in area hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, personal-care facilities and human-service organizations.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach Practical Nursing Program, based in the Wellsboro Area School District, will host an information session for those interested in nursing as a career. The session will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the former music room of the district’s administration building.

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Penn College Baseball Coach Looks Ahead

Less than 24 hours after his team’s season ended May 13, Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball coach Chris Howard was washing uniforms, reflecting on this year and planning for next.

Seeded second in the conference tournament, the Wildcats went 2-2, and for the second year in a row finished second to Penn State Berks in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, completing a 20-15 overall season, 11-5 in conference games.

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Flags Lowered in Tribute to Victims of School Shooting

Flags at half-staff

President Trump has ordered that U.S. flags fly at half-staff until sunset Tuesday to honor victims of Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

Let the Games – and Summer Hours – Begin!

A rainy forecast moved much of the event inside, but a fair amount of sun still lighted the way to check-in and the canned-food collection bins.

 Employees enjoy a catered lunch

Attendees received raffle tickets for a tempting selection of giveaways ... with additional entries awarded for donations to the campus food pantry.

Campus Quizzo was among the entertainment under roof ...

... while spirited games of cornhole sprang up from the Field House lawn.

For the fifth year, the campus family ended the first Friday of summer hours with an Employee/Retiree Picnic in and around the Field House. The 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. gathering featured lunch from Mel’s Deli & Café in Montoursville, a variety of indoor and outdoor diversions, and the opportunity for leisurely conversation after another hectic academic year. Nonperishables were again collected to support The Cupboard, which assists Penn College students experiencing food insecurity.

Penn College Graduates Listed for Spring 2018

The roster of Spring 2018 graduates from Pennsylvania College of Technology has been released by the Registrar’s Office.

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College Releases Spring 2018 Dean’s List

The Spring 2018 dean’s list at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been compiled.

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Sen. Yaw Hosts Government Seminar for Area High School Students

Young leaders from South Williamsport are ready to debate the issues.

A total of 240 students from 16 school districts in Bradford, Lycoming and Union counties converged on Pennsylvania College of Technology’s campus on Thursday to participate in the annual Student Government Seminar hosted by state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who also serves as chairman of the Penn College Board of Directors. The seminar gives high school students the opportunity to debate important issues, develop legislation and vote on “mock bills” in an open session.

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Spring 2018 Career Day

A student from Midd-West Middle School prepares a mold in a session led by Franklin H. Reber that taught them to make concrete stepping stones.

The College Transitions Office hosted its Spring Career Day on Monday, welcoming 1,283 seventh- to ninth-graders from across northcentral Pennsylvania. Faculty provided more than 40 sessions in Penn College’s labs to help the visitors explore careers and learn about college expectations. Schools attending were Mifflin County Middle School, North Penn-Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School, Cowanesque Valley Junior-Senior High School, North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School, Milton Middle School, Midd-West Middle School, Jersey Shore Area Middle School and Canton High School.

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Expert Tips: Make the Perfect Biscuits

Kimberly Asbury's blueberry biscuits

From the Spring 2018 Penn College Magazine: Kimberly Asbury, a 2005 baking and pastry arts graduate and the 2017 International Grand Champion of Biscuits, shares her secrets. Read “Expert Tips.”

Seven Student Leaders Honored With Penn College Awards

Recipients of the 2018 Penn College Awards (from left), representing an impressive honor roll of student involvement and leadership: Bryonna A. Aldubayan, Hanna Jo Williams, Caleb E. Cartmell, Andrew Smith, Alexandra M. Lehman and John M. Matthews. (Efrem K. Foster was unable to attend due to military service.)

A year-end banquet honored seven Pennsylvania College of Technology students with Penn College Awards, recognizing 2018 graduates who have made outstanding contributions to the college and risen above their peers as a result of their meritorious service.

Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities, presided over the May 10 event before a supportive audience of families, friends and college employees. Davie Jane Gilmour noted in her welcoming remarks that the students she encounters, embodied in the campus leaders being celebrated at dinner, have been her utmost motivation through 40 years as a college employee – 20 as the institution’s president.

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Long Days’ Journey to Post Time

Hospitality students are pumped for an exciting week at the Kentucky Derby as they arrive for their first day of work.

Horse-racing aficionados know the Kentucky Derby as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” but students from Penn College’s School of Business & Hospitality – who have been making the pilgrimage to Churchill Downs for a quarter-century – know firsthand the rigorous and rewarding schedule leading up to those 120 seconds. Go behind-the-scenes with the college’s enterprising entourage as they travel, mince, stand, peel, stay awake and prep for hours … and savor every moment of the exhausting experience.

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Marking Decades of Making a Difference

In one of her first remarks as president of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Davie Jane Gilmour revealed her leadership philosophy by stressing that “people make the difference.” In 20 years at the helm, Gilmour has truly made a difference to the college and surrounding community. A video slideshow of images, which premiered at Thursday’s all-college meeting and has been added to the institution’s YouTube channel, helps commemorate her 20 years as president and 40th anniversary of being a proud Penn College employee.

Army Commissions Two Penn College ROTC Graduates

Two Spring 2018 Penn College graduates were among the Bald Eagle Battalion Army ROTC cadets recently commissioned as second lieutenants. Christopher T. Craig II (left), of Rixford, earned a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology management, and Dane M. Boltz (right), of Williamsport, earned a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology. Joining them – and administering the oath of office to the new lieutenants – was Maj. Jonathon M. Britton, professor of military science at Lock Haven University, the host institution for Bald Eagle Battalion.

Two Pennsylvania College of Technology graduates were among the Bald Eagle Battalion Army ROTC cadets recently commissioned as second lieutenants.

Christopher T. Craig II, of Rixford, who earned a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology management, and Dane M. Boltz, of Williamsport, recipient of a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology, were commissioned during a ceremony at Lock Haven University, the host institution for the Bald Eagle Battalion.

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Penn College Second in Baseball; Archery Team Seeks Titles

And then there was one.

After the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team completed its season Sunday with a second-place finish in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, the archery squad will put a wrap on the college’s 2017-18 athletic season this coming weekend when it competes in the Collegiate Outdoor Nationals at Easton Newberry Archery Center, Newberry, Florida.

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